2020 Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show

Let’s go Deep in the Heart for the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show. Click here for the official convention virtual newsroom where all of our photos, interviews and audio are being archived. This will be the 3rd year in a row NCBA has a complete virtual ag newsroom. Content will posted throughout and after the convention. This …

Ethanol Report 1-31-20

In this episode of The Ethanol Report, we hear about a new court ruling that could be a game changer for Small Refinery Exemptions, get a preview of the 25th annual National Ethanol Conference, learn about LCFS for the Midwest, and kick off the 4th year of ethanol sponsorship of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail. The report includes interviews with …

ZimmCast 635 – Biodiesel Blogging & Virtual Newsrooms

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In this week’s program you’ll hear from the National Biodiesel Conference and some of the content we produced for the Biodiesel Conference Blog – our 15th year as the biodiesel bloggers! Among those featured are National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen; NBB Chairman Chad Stone, REG; American Soybean Association CEO Ryan Findlay; Illinois soybean farmer Rob Shaffer; and Tom Slunecka, …

President Trump Signs USMCA

President Donald J. Trump today signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), with improved access to both markets for U.S. farmers and ranchers. According to the White House, American agricultural exports are expected to increase by $2.2 billion under USMCA. Under the agreement, Canada has agreed to expand market access for American dairy, egg, and poultry producers and grow annual dairy …

Secretary Perdue Press Call from Rome

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has been traveling Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy this week to engage with his counterparts on important issues facing agriculture at home and abroad. The Secretary, along with Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney has been participating in events with government officials and agricultural leaders. As President Trump was preparing to …

Alltech Global Feed Survey Results

Alltech President/CEO Dr. Mark Lyons shared the results of the company’s latest global feed survey during a livestream presentation on January 27. The 2020 Alltech Global Feed Survey estimates that international feed tonnage decreased by 1.07% to 1.126 billion metric tons of feed produced last year, due largely to African swine fever (ASF) and the decline of pig feed in …

Presidents Trump Addresses Farm Bureau for Third Year

President Donald Trump addressed farmer and rancher members of the American Farm Bureau Federation for the third year in a row Sunday, and promised to be back next year while continuing to fight for what is important to them. The president touted last week’s historic trade deal with China and Senate passage of the USMCA, as well as repeal of …

ZimmCast 634 – Questions About Growing Hemp

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This week’s program includes several interviews from the inaugural Heart of American Agricultural Hemp Classic in Independence, MO. The event was organized by the Missouri Hemp Association. Farmers have a lot of questions about hemp and in the interviews you will hear from presenters and farmers who have some answers. You can find a lot more in our virtual ag …

National Biodiesel Conference “Vision 2020”

The National Biodiesel Board unveils its “Vision 2020” for the industry during the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida on January 20-23. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Full multi-media coverage of the conference can be found for the 15th year on …

Ethanol Report on New Trade Deals

Two major trade deals in one week last week are giving the agriculture and ethanol industries reason to be optimistic as we move into the “Roaring ’20s.” In this episode of The Ethanol Report, we hear from Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Geoff Cooper, President Donald Trump, USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and USDA …

USDA Under Secretary and RFA CEO at Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky had the pleasure of announcing the Senate passage of USMCA to the crowd at the 2020 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit Thursday in Altoona, Iowa, and also talked about the signing of the phase one trade deal with China. In addition, Censky discussed actions the Trump Administration has taken on behalf of the biofuel industry, including …

Inaugural Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic

Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic

Building on the success of their sold-out 2019 Missouri Hemp Conference, the Missouri Hemp Association (MHA) has organized another grower conference. The “Heart of America – Agricultural Hemp Classic” was held at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Independence, Missouri. The event, open to growers throughout the Midwest, included speakers on growing hemp indoors and outdoors, as well as …

Agriculture Celebrates China Phase One Trade Deal Signing

President Donald Trump signed the historic Phase One Trade Agreement with China Wednesday, an agreement which calls for China to purchase between $40 and $50 billion in American agricultural goods each year for two years. “Together we are righting the wrongs of the past and delivering a future of economic justice and security for American workers, farmers, and families,” said …

AgButler Serves to Offer Farm Labor Solutions

AgButler is a gig economy platform that serves as a solution to a rural labor shortage by providing on-demand jobs giving farmers and ranchers access to a high-quality labor force while boosting rural economies. Kevin Johansen, AgButler president and CEO, developed the app for agriculture because it has become increasingly difficult for farmers and ranchers to get help they need …

2020 Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference

Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference

The SE Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference returns to Savannah, Ga. this January 9-12, 2020. In 2019, the educational event and trade show hosted more than 3,300 attendees and 290 vendor companies. Sponsored by Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Association and the Georgia Peach Council the conference will be held at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The event features …